How to incorporate CBD into the oil cleansing method.

When it comes to understanding the full scope of the benefits of CBD oil on your health, it can be a bit overwhelming to sort out the facts from fiction.  After all, an oil that can somehow simultaneously treat acne and arthritis pain sounds too good to be true.  While there are a lot of wildly inaccurate claims about what CBD oil can and can’t do floating around on the internet, actual science backs up CBD’s measurable effectiveness on overall skin inflammation, scars, acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, eczema and dry skin.

In a recent study exploring the affects of CBD oil in treating the most common scar producing skin ailments; psoriasis and atopic dermatitis over the course of three months.  The outcome was determined that topical administration of CBD ointment, without any THC, is a safe and effective non-invasive alternative for improve the quality of life in patients with some skin disorders, especially on inflammatory background.  Beyond helping reduce the gnarly side effects of skin disorders, CBD can also help reduce outbreaks from acne.  And, unlike a lot of treatments on the market with dubious benefits and questionable safety, CBD oil has been proven time and time again to be one of the safest things you can put on your skin.  

Our goal at GimmiHemp is to really sort out fact from fiction when it comes to CBD so we’re committed to total transparency and crafting content for our CBD community that is based solely on publicly available CBD clinical and academic research. You can see the sources we’ve used to pull from in our CBD Research Library.

cbd for the oil cleansing method

While it sounds counter-intuitive, oil dissolves oil. Theoilcleansingmethod.com does a great job of explaining how it works:

“The basic concept of this skin care and cleansing method is that the oil used to massage your skin will dissolve the oil that has hardened with impurities and found itself stuck in your pores. The steam will open your pores, allowing the oil to be easily removed. Should you need it, the smallest drop of the same oil formula patted over damp skin will provide the necessary lubrication to keep your skin from over-compensating in oil production.”

How to incorporate CBD into your oil cleansing.

Choose your recipe for your cleansing oil and prepare a small batch.  I recommend storing your oil blend in something like an airplane sized shampoo bottle or even an empty CBD tincture bottle.  Honestly whatever works for you to keep your oil clean and covered.

After your oil cleanser is mixed and ready to go, add one dose of CBD oil for each day’s worth of oil you’ve mixed.  If you’ve mixed a week’s worth of oil, add seven doses of CBD oil.  

How much is a dose of CBD oil?

Deciding what your correct CBD dosage is depends on a few factors like, what you’re treating, how severe your symptoms are and how your symptoms respond to CBD oil.  While we can’t recommend a dosage, we can provide these guidelines.  mCBD’s infused facemask uses 10mg of CBD oil to deliver therapeutic benefits so that would be a good place to start.  So, using that dosage as a goal you’d add about a dropper and a 1/4 of CBD oil from a 250mg bottle of CBD oil. 

It’s best to start slow and work your way up and see how your skin reacts to the oil.  You can always add more or less as needed.

250 mg bottle = 30 mL or 30-1 ml servings that equal 8.33mg CBD each 

500 mg bottle = 30 mL or 30-1 ml serving that equal 16.67mg CBD each 

1000 mg bottle = 30 mL or 30-1 ml serving that equal 33.34mg CBD each 

1500 mg bottle = 30 mL or 30-1 ml serving that equal 50mg CBD each 

Common recipes for oil cleansing by skin needs:

Oil Cleansing Recipe for Oily Skin
30% castor oil
70% sunflower oil

Oil Cleansing Recipe for Acne Prone Skin
20% castor oil
40% sunflower oil
40% grapeseed oil

Oil Cleansing Recipe for Normal Skin
20% castor oil
80% sunflower oil

Oil Cleansing Recipe for Dry Skin
10% castor oil (use less for ultra dry skin)
30% sunflower oil
60% avocado oil

Oil Cleansing Recipe for Aging Skin
10% castor oil
10% sunflower oil
40% evening primrose oil
40% rosehip seed oil

How to wash your face using the oil cleansing method:

  1. Rinse Face. Rinse your face with water with cool or luke warm water.
  2. Massage with Olive Oil. Gently massage your oil in a circular motion over your face for one-two minutes.  Pick a high-quality, organic olive oil. 
  3. Remove Eye Makeup. Gently rub oil across your eye lids and eye lashes to remove eye makeup. Oil does a great job of removing eye makeup!
  4. Wipe Off. Gently wipe off your face and eyes with a washcloth.
  5. Moisturize (optional): If you have dry skin and like to use a moisterizer after cleansing, mCBD has a great day/night cream that compliments this method.
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